Once upon a time, I was a pastry chef, and before that I worked in an office, crunching numbers. Writing and illustrating children's books is by far the best job I've ever had (well, that is, after being a mom). I fell in love with picture books from reading so many to my children. Then I took some classes at MassArt and tried my hand at making one myself. I got my first job illustrating a poem for Click magazine in 2001. Two years later my first picture book was published. Now I'm working on lots more.
I live with my husband and three girls in a small town just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. My kids give me lots of ideas for stories and the pictures that go with them. Every morning, before I start working, I eat one giant malted milk ball (I tell myself it makes me more creative).
The creator of Miles to Go heads over to the preschool Grand Prix, where a little girl is about to give the boys a run for their money.
It’s race day at the Red Apple School, and Miles and Otto can’t wait. But what’s that fancy Speedster doing here? It belongs to a girl named Indie, and the boys had better get in shape if they want to win the trophy! Soon everyone is off — whish! whoosh! — and Miles takes an early lead. But then Indie is at his side, only to go off the track. Will Miles take his chance for an easy win? Young children will bubble with excitement as they follow the adorable, foot-powered race — and smile at the satisfying ending.
Age Range: 3 - 7 years / Grade Level: Preschool - 2